sri lanka in 12 days explore the mythical Ceylon

Sri Lanka in 12 days Explore The Mythical Ceylon

Learn about the nature of ancient Serendib
1280 $ Per person (group of 4 people)
  • Tour of 11 nights / 12 days in Standard Hotels
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • All Tour Safari and visits are INCLUDED
  • Price valid for the months of September and October
  • Group rate for 4 people : $ 1280 per person
  • Group rate for 2 people : $ 1440 per person

Explore The Mythical Ceylon

On this tour you can visit six UNESCO World Heritage sites and immerse yourself in exotic nature to discover in the wild many animals 

1st day. Bandaranaike International Airport - Kurunegala - Anuradhapura

(Approximate transfer time: 2 and a half hours)

Reception at the airport by our representative and transfer of about 2 hours and 30 minutes to the accommodation in Sigiriya

On the way we will stop at Lake Kurunegala to stretch ourselves with a walk and eat a snack

Arrival at the Hotel in Anuradhapura

2nd day. Anuradhapura archeological site - Mihintale - Anuradhapura

(Approximate transfer : about half hour)

This day will be dedicated to another of the ancient capitals of the country: Anuradhapura. Founded in the 4th century BC, it is one of the largest archaeological sites in the world.

On the way back we pass Aukana where a statue of the Buddha 13 meters high is carved out of the mountain side( V century aD).

> Anuradhapura

It is one of the pilgrimage sites of Sri Lankan Buddhists.

Legend has it that Mahinda, the son of King Asoka, attributes the introduction of Buddhism from India to Sri Lanka 

> Mihintale

3rd day. Anuradhapura - Aukana - Sigiriya Rock - Sigiriya

(Approximate transfer : about half hour)

Visiteremo queste grandi figure architettoniche dello Sri Lanka scolpite nella roccia.

Parte del Triangolo Culturale dello Sri Lanka, questa figura rappresenta il Buddha in piedi, in una variante dell'Abhaya Mudra, un gesto che induce rassicurazione e salvezza, mentre la mano aperta di fronte simboleggia l'allontanamento e il distacco dalla paura.

> Aukana Buddha

In the afternoon we will go up to Sigiriya Fortress

This huge magma rock hides the ruins of noble buildings and a breathtaking view on the top

We will pass through the Lions Gate and admire the state of conservation of the frescoes on the walls of the cave

> Sigiriya Rock

4th day. Sigiriya - Dambulla Golden Temple - optional ayurvedic massage - Sigiriya

(Approximate transfer : about half hour)

In the morning we will visit the Golden Temple of Dambulla

This complex of caves converted into a temple where inside we will encounter a rich decoration of statues and frescoes on the life of Buddha, of ancient Sinhalese kings and of Hindu Sinhalese deities still revered today with flowers, incense and oil lamps ...

> Dambulla Golden Temple

Only on request, as an extra option, we can receive an Ayurvedic massage in a specialised centre close to the Hotel

> Ayurveda in Sri Lanka 

5º giorno. Sigiriya - Polonnaruwa - Safari Minneriya National Park - Sigiriya

(Sigiriya - Polonnaruwa: about 1 hour)

In the morning visit Polonnaruwa (s. X-XIII).

Founded in the 10th century AD, this ancient capital has left important architectural evidence of a very important moment in the history of Sri Lanka.

>  Polonnaruwa

Udawalawe National Park

In the morning visit Polonnaruwa (s. X-XIII).

Founded in the 10th century AD, this ancient capital has left important architectural evidence of a very important moment in the history of Sri Lanka.

>  Polonnaruwa

Udawalawe National Park

6th day. Sigiriya – Matale: Spice Garden – Kandy city Tour

(Sigiriya - Kandy: about 2 and half hours)

On the way to Kandy we will visit a Spice Garden

On this visit we will know

about the plants and trees with which the different spices are produced and we will discover their use in cooking and in the ancient natural medicine of Ayurveda

Note Spice Garden:

This visit is optional and free, we will find an attached shop to which nobody is obliged to buy

Sri Lanka Travel Eden does not promote purchases in this or any store

We will walk around the lake surrounding the Temple of the Tooth and visit the typical market and traditional shops of the city

>  Kandy the capitol of the mountains

7th day. Kandy – Peradeniya Botanical Gardens – Tooth Temple – Kandy

(Kandy - Peradeniya : about half hour)

The Peradeniya Botanical Garden or also called Royal Garden has its origins in the 14th century.

This vast expanse of trees and plants is one of the best travel sites in Sri Lanka.

We will admire the centuries-old trees and palm trees with the strangest shapes, Ayurvedic plants and the famous collection of orchids.

This vast area of 60 hectares is a place of relaxation and recreation for the Sinhalese where they come to stroll and spend the day with family, boyfriends or friends.

Peradeniya Royal Gardens

National Park

We will visit the Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple or called Temple of the Tooth, where the canine belonging to Buddha is kept

The Tooth Relic Temple

8th day. Kandy – Udawattakele National Reserve - Kandy

In the morning, walk through the Udawattakele Reserve. This visit will take a couple of hours where you will be able to observe above all impressive trees and tropical vegetation that amazes locals and tourists

Udawattakele National Reserve

Transfer to Kandy, the capital of the mountains

World heritage recognized by UNESCO, Kandy is one of the most sacred places in the Buddhist world

Kandy, the last capital of the Sinhalese kings, has a lot of British influence

We will see colonial-style buildings and take advantage of a walk around the lake surrounding the Temple of the Buddha Tooth, where one of the most important relics of Buddhism is preserved: the left canine of Buddha

> Kandy capitol of the mountains

9th day. Kandy - Ramboda waterfalls - Tea factory - train Nanu Oya to Ella - Ella

(Kandy - Nuwara Eliya : approximate transfer of 2 hours and an half)

On the way to Nuwara Eliya we will visit the Ramboda waterfalls and a tea factory

> Nuwara Eliya

Reached the station of Nanu Oya, a few minutes from Nuwara Eliya (8 km), we will board the train carriage in Ella.

> Train to Ella

10th day. Ella - Safari Yala National Park - Yala

(Ella - Yala : transfer about 2 hours and an half)

We will participate in the Safari in the National Park mounted on a 4x4.

This huge expanse of land is divided into five blocks, which protect the habitat that goes from the bush to the lake areas near the sea.

> Yala National Park

11th day. Yala – Galle Fort - Unawatuna

(Yalla - Unawatuna : about 3 hours and a half)

Galle is the third most important city after Colombo and Kandy.

It was a Portuguese city in the 16th century and a Dutch city in the 18th century, the British also lived in the 19th and 20th centuries.

All these colonizers left an imprint, which is why it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Galle Fort

Afternoon of relaxation in one of the best beaches in Sri Lanka

> Unawatuna

12th day. Unawatuna – Colombo city Tour - Bandaranaike International Airport

(Unawatuna - Airport : about 1 and a half hours)

Transfer to Colombo Capital for a retrospective visit: Independence Square, walk to Galle Face in the colonial area of the Fort of Colombo

Transfer to Bandaranaike International Airport at the appointed time, where we will arrive 3 hours before the departure of the flight

  • Bed and Breakfast in the selected Hotels
  • Private transport with guide/driver english speaking
  • Welcoming at the Airport on arrival and escorting service in all Tour till departure
  • The entrances to monuments, visits, temples and safari of the itinerary
  • Customer support for all the duration of the Tour

  • Soft drinks and water, lunches and dinners
  • Visits or activities not covered in the Tour
  • Tips
  • The international flight
  • Travel insurance and repatriation
  • Visa entry fees for Sri Lanka(40$)

to obtain it follow the link and the steps described in our article in

Travel Guide   >   Visa and Passport

If you wish to make changes to the circuit, we recommend you to personalize your trip

sri lanka in 12 days explore the mythical Ceylon

It is easy to answer, we have a personalised customer service, starting with the preliminary information, following with advice and booking.

Also with the presence of a group leader, an official local Guide and an Assistant, for the entire duration of the Tour.

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All the hotels in our circuits are carefully selected and checked periodically by ours
“Quality Control Team”
according to criteria of location, cleanliness, services and value for money

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we also provide private transport, from hybrid cars to high-end buses from our large fleet of vehicles

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We use all the available and easy-to-use technologies to stay in touch with our customers.

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Besides the email, the most used method, we are always available by phone and at WhatsApp.

It is also possible to communicate via Skype or FaceTime or any other application available to the customer, but only with prior appointment.

sri lanka in 12 days explore the mythical Ceylon

We pay a lot of attention in being able to communicate to the customer all the necessary information to offer all the tranquility to you that go on vacation.

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Living and working in Kandy, facilitates access to privileged information to create new routes and itineraries to Sri Lanka.

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This allows us to design exclusive and unique journeys, reaching some places that only we know.

This is why we receive an excellent score in everything related to the design of customised and on-demand trips.

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Moreover, we pay a lot of attention to everything related to the management of the booking and assistance, always in Italian, of your trip to Sri Lanka.

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Special Honeymoon

Sri Lanka is indeed the perfect place for children and for people who like animals and nature.

Therefore, as a result, so, consequently

This country is incredibly green.
It is impossible not to find elephant herds on safari or even on the same road traveling.

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It is also very easy to see leopards, macaques and other types of monkeys, giant squirrels, jackals, etc. etc

Furthermore, walking with children and adults through the Peradeniya Botanical Garden is a delight.

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Along with the giant trees and millions of plants, we will also find monkeys and other animals in this immense place.

sri lanka in 12 days explore the mythical Ceylon

Meanwhile, those who love exotic beaches, full of palm trees and coconut trees, offer beaches in the west of the country such as Bentota, Ambalangoda, Chilaw and Negambo.

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You can also swim in the Indian Ocean in the east of the country on the beaches of Trincomalee, Pasikudah, Nilaveli …

If you like surfing you can practice at Arugam Bay, Weligama or Mirissa. 

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And of course, we have the beaches of southern Sri Lanka such as Tangalle, Unawatuna, Galle, Ahangama, etc. etc

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And if you like cities, we have Jaffna, Galle Fort and Colombo where you can walk and shop among the wonderful shops and restaurants.

sri lanka in 12 days explore the mythical Ceylon

In short, we have a country with a wide variety of climates, places, cultures, religions, etc. 
Where we will always find Sinhalese smiling and waiting for us with open arms.

Therefore, as a result, so, consequently

Coming to Sri Lanka and not being surprised is absolutely impossible.

most importantly